Judith Hufnagel will work with the company’s product development, scientific, marketing and quality groups in developing regulatory profiles for ingredients
PLT Health Solutions has named Judith Hufnagel Director, Regulatory Affairs and Compliance as part of the company’s regulatory team. Before joining PLT, Hufnagel spent nearly ten years in various roles at GNC, most recently as Director of Research and Development. During her tenure she helped uncover ingredients with competitive claims and supported innovative products, all with the regulatory requirements of global markets in mind.
She also oversaw R & D/product development activities that were compliant in global markets. This activity included GNC Pets for companion animal formulations and regulations. In her role at PLT Health Solutions, Hufnagel will work with the company’s product development, scientific, marketing and quality groups in developing regulatory profiles for ingredients and managing messaging and claims globally. She will also work with PLT customers to help them navigate regulatory issues.
Rima Patel, Director of Quality for PLT Health Solutions, said: “Today, PLT operates in more than 60 countries and has customers for our ingredients in over 30. As we expand our footprint globally, navigating the regulatory environments of our customers is allowing us to speed their product launches. A strong regulatory understanding also helps inform the types of ingredients we are likely to bring to market. Judy brings world-class experience in developing and launching nutraceutical and functional food consumer products. We think she will be a great asset to our company and our customers.”
Ms. Hufnagel is a Registered Dietitian and was awarded her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics/Nutrition and her Masters of Science in Clinical Dietetics/Nutrition from the University of Pittsburgh.
Hufnagel said: “It’s an exciting time to be joining PLT as the company expands into global markets. We have a diverse ingredient portfolio with a number of best-in-class ingredient solutions. I’m looking forward to helping PLT’s customers incorporate these ingredients – along with strong consumer messaging – into their products.”